Friday, April 29, 2011


Welcome to my Blog " Pretty Little Messes " A place I refer to as my happy place and sanctuary! Here is a quick blurb about me.
I'm loving my art journaling right now, creating abstracts with thick gobs of Golden Acrylics, collage, and jewelry making . I have been a creative soul my entire life finding beauty in ordinary objects and expressing myself through visual art. I live in Ontario Canada in a cosy home by the lake with my husband , 3 children, 2 cats, 1 dog, and a rabbit who lives in my studio cabin. If that isn't enough to make you want to follow my "so called life as an artist" I don't know what will! 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Bic Pen Art by Babis

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Kumpelnest 3000, Berlin by dieflaneuse

Kumpelnest 3000 is a bar in Berlin foundet in the early 80tes. Orginal it was a redlight bar. Before the Berlin Wall breaks down mostly artist, glamour people, neighbour`s, moviefreaks, celebrated party`s the hole night, every day the week. The persons behind the bar are the whos who of the berlin underground art scene. Like Mark Brandenburg, Members of Tödliche Doris and also the legendary crew of Teufelsberg Production, Ogar Grafe, Hermoine Zittlau and the autor, performing artist Eva Maria Ocherbauer did beautiful performances. Up from the 90tes the young people went to east berlin and so it became more quiet. Now there is a coming up again because the people wandering back from the east berlin youth camp like Prenzlauer Berg or Friedrichshain to the old Westberlin parts like Kreuzberg or Schöneberg where Kumpelnest is located. Best time on weekend start at 3 to 4 in the morning, because before it`s to much crowded. But also during the week it`s always a good place for a drink and more. Best time to start is  around at 11 at night. Follow this blog>>
Here`s the link to the bar - Kumpelnest 3000

Monday, April 11, 2011

Painting Tips and Tricks

Here's a site that I highly recommend to those planning to take a serious career on oil painting or make it as a hobby. The blog is created by Daniel Edmondson's; A well collected artist trained in the classical style, Daniel Edmondson brings Old Master painting into the modern using contemporary themes and expressive brushwork.
What I see as a really huge re-occurring issue for artists is painting on store bought canvas. The reason that this is generally bad is two fold; first is that its super absorbent and second is that the weave is really strong due to a lot of grain/texture. If you are a seasoned painter that uses a lot of paint when you paint you can get away with a store bought canvas.   But most newbie painters don’t understand why a store bought canvas can be a challenge so I will explain why.
            Let’s say you’ve got a paint brush and you are going to make a brush stroke, for example near the top of your canvas. What happens when make a brush stroke is the paint sits right on the top. Then, as the paint starts to dry the oil gets sucked down into the little valley’s created by the rough canvas.  Imagine a zigzag stroke of paint to which you recently placed a new stroke of paint on. All of that beautiful paint gets pushed down and flattened out. This happens for two reasons; first is because the canvas is very absorbent, which is typical with acrylic gesso, and second because the weave is so strong. Another negative aspect of this canvas type happens when you “lick the canvas”.  Licking is the process by which a painter applies the same brush stroke over and over.   When you do this, all you are doing is pushing the paint down into these valleys. When the paint dries, all of the oil is absorbed into the gesso and instead of looking like a painting it looks like a colored canvas where you see very few or no brush strokes at all.   It looks like someone colored the canvas very similarly to airbrushing. >> Follow this blog

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Art of Suzana Dancks

Susana Dancks is from Sydney, Australia

a self taught professional artist and I enjoy a variety of styles. My technique varies from painting to painting.....

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Dance Video by Jessica

Demo sur "Swagga" by Elephant Man from JeSsica on Vimeo.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Art and Emotion In Motion (by Melissa Tandoc)

I was lucky to have an educator as a mom and she introduced me to a variety of art forms... Whenever I stressed myself out, she'd bring me to dad's piano inorder to pour all those unwanted feelings out...

I never had formal lessons in music. I learned playing the guitar using my pulse and heartbeat... I defied the laws of rhythm and played music depending on my mood... or the experiences I've had for the day...

Friday, April 1, 2011

Chios Views by Babis Kiliaris

   His love of the sea are source for Babis Kiliaris paintings with the lush greenery on the foreground, crytal blue water casting bright mid noon sunshine. Boats are in languid pace yet telling us  stories of many sea adventures -- perhaps of a romantic genre re-told by a man who had always been its lover and the images of Chios immortalized forever...